Lester Prairie School Board Minutes

REGULAR MEETING OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF EDUCATION
Monday, June 13, 2011 at 6:30 p.m.
Media Center,
Lester Prairie Public Schools
A Regular Meeting of the Board of Education of District 424, Lester Prairie, McLeod County, Minnesota was held on Monday, June 13, 2011 in the school Media Center.
Roll call was taken and the following Board Members were present: Robert Carlson, Karla Heigl, Matthew Klitzke, Gregg Machemehl, Joseph Miller, and Rawelin Radtke. Administration present: Mike McNulty and Pam Lukens. Approximately three guests were present, as well as a representative from the Herald-Journal Newspaper.
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mr. Matthew Klitzke.
Motion by Rawelin Radtke, seconded by Gregg Machemehl, to approve revised consent agenda, and Regular Board Meeting Minutes of 5/16/11, 2011 meeting, and to pay bills in the amount of $60,519.44 and Student Activity for $2,367.50. Voting was 6 for and 0 against.
Good News:
May Students of the Month – Nick Machemehl and Morgan Roush.
Administrative Reports:
Current Elementary Class Numbers: K-32, K+-12, 1st-29, 2nd-28, 3rd-33, 4th-24, 5th-27.
Policy for Restrictive Procedures 1st Reading – Policy will be e-mailed to all Board Members for their review prior to the July Board Meeting.
Elementary Student Council had very successful year. Proceeds from fundraisers totaled $8,845.74. Purchased Weekly Readers, Science text books, AR Reader Awards and $3,500 towards a SmartBoard. Thank you to all the community members that have continued to support us.
End of the year went smoothly. Awards Day was May 27, Class Picnic and Field Day was June 1. Elementary report cards were sent home with students on June 1st.
Letter regarding Summer School for current K-5th grade students will be sent on June 14th. Summer school will run from July 25 – August 12.
Bike Safety Rodeo was May 25th. Delaney Sebora won the bike.
Tech/Media Committee met on May 25th. Items reviewed: Upgrade to library software, currently 9 SmartBoards in place and 4-5 will be coming, upgrades to teacher computers, music dept. upgrades, testing worked well, student accounting systems upgrades, off-site backup, e-mail upgrades, firewall, wireless upgrades.
Certified Negotiations Committee – need to set date for committee meeting.
Administrative Committee – Approval of Betty Williams contract.
Meet & Confer Committee – Robert Carlson had a meeting with Staff in May and discussed issues that have arose and will be addressed.
District Student Count as of 6/8/11 for K-12 is 394.
Final Reading and Action to approve Fund Balance-GASB #54 Policy. Motion by Joseph Miller, seconded by Robert Carlson, to approve Fund Balance Policy 714. Voting was 6 for and 0 against.
Resolution authorizing the submission of a review and comment proposal to the MDE concerning the Referendum was read.
Motion by Robert Carlson, seconded by Gregg Machemehl, to approve the Resolution to MDE. Roll Call Vote was taken: Joseph Miller-Yes; Matthew Klitzke-Yes; Gregg Machemehl-Yes; Robert Carlson-Yes; Rawelin Radtke-Yes; Karla Heigl-Yes. Voting was 6 for and 0 against.
Letter of resignation from Lacy Schramm was read.
Motion by Rawelin Radtke, seconded by Joseph Miller, to approve the resignation of Lacy Schramm. Voting was 6 for and 0 against.
Motion by Karla Heigl, seconded by Rawelin Radtke, to approve course work for Terri Helland. Voting was 6 for and 0 against.
Motion by Karla Heigl, seconded by Rawelin Radtke, to approve the following contracts, to include travel expenses for Spanish teacher of approximately $180/year to be split with Holy Trinity:
Food Service Supervisor, Betty Williams
Spanish Teacher-Shared, Jarret Roloff
Voting was 6 for and 0 against.
Motion by Karla Heigl, seconded by Matthew Klitzke, to approve the non-certified contract to include severance package and waiver for Don Albrecht and Matt Wojciak. Voting was 6 for and 0 against.
Motion by Joseph Miller, seconded by Rawelin Radtke, to approve accepting bids for the following: Milk, Fuel Oil, Bread and Garbage. Voting was 6 for and 0 against.
Motion by Joseph Miller, seconded by Rawelin Radtke, to approve the following summer projects: Carpeting of rooms - $1,049; cement work on SE - $1,800; Elementary Door-Bulldog Central - $1,700; Windows-Courtyard - $770/window; Boiler Stack - $1,500. Voting was 6 for and 0 against.
Motion by Robert Carlson, seconded by Gregg Machemehl, to approve June 30th check run. Voting was 6 for and 0 against.
Motion by Robert Carlson, seconded by Gregg Machemehl, to approve Preliminary Budget for 2011-2012. Voting was 6 for and 0 against.
Motion by Joseph Miller, seconded by Gregg Machemehl, to approve Resolution approving General Obligation Aid Anticipation Certificates of Indebtedness. Roll Call Vote was taken: Joseph Miller-Yes; Matthew Klitzke-Yes; Gregg Machemehl-Yes; Robert Carlson-Yes; Rawelin Radtke-Yes; Karla Heigl-Yes. Voting was 6 for and 0 against.
Discussion relating to Dean of Students for the 2011-2012 school year. A committee of Gregg Machemehl, Robert Carlson and Joseph Miller, as well as Mr. McNulty and staff member(s) will meet to discuss the Dean of Students position.
Referendum presentations include staff presentation, business presentations, church groups, Prairie Days booth, school reunion booth. 3-D model is available.
Special School Board Meeting will be held Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at 7:00 AM in the Media Center to sign the Marsden contract.
Agenda Items for the next meeting:
1. Painting of walls in the school
2. Policy for Graduation
3. School Insurance Comparison
Upcoming Dates:
June 21-23 , Supt’s Conference
July 15-16, Prairie Days
All School Reunion
July 18, Policy Committee Meeting -5:00
July 18, School Board Meeting–6:30
Meeting adjourned at 7:43 p.m.
Karla A. Heigl, Clerk ISD #424
Published in the Herald Journal July 25, 2011

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